Friday, September 24, 2010


So we pulled more then 100 lbs of squash and pumpkins out of the garden tonight. It is crazy down there, we didn't even get through half the garden and there are tons more that aren't quite ready to be picked.  We will have squash this winter!  Please excuse the darkness of these pictures.  It was pretty dark out when we got back from the pumpkin patch.  But check that out, pumpkins, acorns, butternut, hubbards, pie pumpkins, scallop, spaghetti and one mystery squash.
Fynn really likes to help with all the little squash, he was great at putting them in the cart for us.  

This gardening thing is very exciting to me.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them all, but they keep well in the cellar and I'm currently on the lookout for good recipes, so if you know of any please send them my way.  

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

How my son is most often seen in our house.  He really likes to help and with you.  I think it is called being 2.  

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pumpkins For Sale!

What started as a whim has become a real whopper of a Pumpkin Patch.  We have Hubbards, Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Scallop Squash, Spaghetti Squash, and Pumpkins (LOTS OF PUMPKINS!!!!)

Like more pumpkins then we will ever use.  And we don't want to waste them, that would be sad.  So we decided we would set up a table next to the road and they could hang out there with a bucket for money.  So this weekend, that is what we have done.   We are asking $3 for the small ones and $5 for the BIG ones and we even have some of the other squash out there for various prices.
I figure the pumpkins in the store are starting at about $6 but who needs that, we are just selling our extra and if we sell one of the big ones that covers the cost of seeds for that garden.  Not trying to get rich or anything.
And what is the worse thing that could happen?  someone will come by and steal one.  Well, I guess that means they will need it more then I do.
I kind of like having a farm stand.  I like the fact that we were able to grow more then we needed.  Especially because my husband has even told me that he only helped me plant all those seeds to humor me, he never thought they would actually grow in that old manure patch.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Sewing Status Check

Hi!  It is time for a Sewing Status check.  I have been very busy working on a new quilt.  I'm not sure how it is gong to look when I finish because I am sort of making it up as I go along.  All I knew when I started was that I wanted it to use a beautiful stack of fat quarters I bought a while ago at a little quilt shop in Augusta.  I can't even tell you who made the fabric.....that is bad.  But they are beautiful variegated  tone on tone fabrics ranging in colors from white to dark purple and yellows to oranges. Very fall.  And I knew I wanted to applique circles on the quilt.  So I dug through the stash and found some Batik charm squares I bought at Mariner's Compass in Bath.  I love that store by the way.
Anyway, I have been working on this quilt off and on for a few weeks and I now have all the appliques done and some other blocks done, I think. I'm not sure if they need something else. 
And somehow, this will all go together to make a big ol' quilt. What do you think?  Do you think it needs something else?  How do you think I should put them all together?  That is what I'm working out right now.  I have a bit of thinking to do. 

Thursday, September 2, 2010

We love the fair!

We have been to 3 fairs this summer and I love each one.  I remember when I was a kid and we would spend the entire week at the fair, my mom babysat and she would get a week pass to the fair and kids under 14 got in for free.  So cheap entertainment for the entire car load.  She would pack a picnic lunch and buy a quart of chocolate milk at the dairy booth.  And we would walk around and look at all the animals, exhibits and the rides.  We were allowed to ride rides one day, thursday, kids day.  And you could ride all the rides for like $5 back then.  It was awesome. 
And I want to share that with Fynn.  He loved it, we pet all the animals, saw all the exhibits, ate all the food.  And we didn't go on any rides, he's too little and I'm too nauseous.  But he didn't see to mind not riding any rides.  He got a Maple Ice Cream Cone from the sugar house.  It was the size of his head, I'm pretty sure he's never even seen that much Ice Cream before.